There is no reason to dread taking keyboard or piano lessons at the ELECTRIC MOON! Here at the ELECTRIC MOON we teach in a way that encourages each student to use their own imagination and have the instrument become a lifelong friend! We teach them the songs they want to learn while teaching them basic concepts like finger placement, scales, key differentiation and rhythm. As our students begin to progress in our beginner program, we identify their progress and move them up to more intensive and challenging intermediate and advanced techniques. This is where students develop their skills even further and find their own unique voice through the instrument. We believe in inspiring our students by encouraging the use of their own unique imagination, and it is important to us that our students also learn what THEY want to learn. Students will be asked to select a few songs that they are interested in learning throughout the course of their lessons. Private lessons are available for all ELECTRIC MOON classes.
Here at the ELECTRIC MOON we realize that all students will be different, each will be interested in different genres, and all will learn at a different pace. We also understand that all instructors will have their own unique and creative way of teaching and inspiring the student. We encourage that! What we have included here is just a basic agenda, and areas we think should be reached. All of this is flexible and can be interchanged according to the students needs and interests. We want to encourage and inspire future leaders and give them the musical tools to change the World in their own way. That is at the heartbeat of the ELECTRIC MOON.
*Include a checklist of all the things students are most interested in learning @ the top of class.
*1st 10-20 minutes in each lesson used to get to know the student and go over what was taught in previous lessons, and how practice went.
*Next go over the new lesson plan and determine what will be practiced for the next lesson.
*Last 20 minutes discuss how these music lessons can be applied to everyday life and watch live performances of Artists that have influenced both the instructor and student to help inspire and encourage practice and future lessons. It is very important to the ELECTRIC MOON that everything that is learned in the lessons is applied to creating something new and unique that interests both the student and instructor. It is very important to the ELECTRIC MOON and the basis of our foundation that diversity is always front and center. We believe that just like in any profession, research and study should hold great importance to a well rounded musician. We want our students to be well rounded and all instructors are encouraged to include all forms of music, soul, blues, country, hip hop, jazz, metal, rock and roll, world music and beyond into their lesson plans.
SET GOALS TO ACHIEVE. REWARDS.
*The Origin of the Piano.
*The mechanics of the Piano or Keyboard.
*Note names of piano keys.
*Right hand C position.
*Finding middle C.
*Quarter notes, half notes, whole notes, rhythm, bar lines and measures.
*Basic note dictation.
*Time signatures, melodic and harmonic intervals.
*Learn C, F & G major scales
*Begin to learn shifting from chord to chord, and the basics to creating a song with the instructor. *Begin going over and learning the songs the student brought in to learn.
*Assess the students skill level.
*Continue work on piano scales.
*Continue to learn songs the student brought in,.
*Continue to work on scales and showing growth and improvement.
- C major scale.
- G major scale.
- D major scale.
- A major scale. …
- E major scale. …
- F major scale. …
- B major scale. …
- Bb major scale.
*Music theory is introduced.
*Practice. Practice. Practice.
*Continue work on the songs the student brought in to learn with the instructor.
*Begin developing songwriting skills and collaborating with the instructor.
*Assess students current skill level which will determine the course.
*Mastering of scales.
*Singing and playing at the same time.
*Music theory is covered at length.
*Student continues collaborations with the instructor to compose a few songs at the end of class.